Monthly Archives: November 2018

Scientist: Climate change will severely affect people from all walks of life

The rapidly rising climate change is a potential threat to the ecosystems and is feared by people for it is leading to disastrous natural disasters globally. Climatic change is proving to be a huge threat to human health globally. According to a recent study, climate change will severely affect the health of people from all walks of life around… Read More »

6 new antibodies generated to combat Zika

A team of researchers led by an Indian-origin doctor has generated six Zika virus antibodies that may help diagnose as well as treat the mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide in the last few years. The antibodies “may have the dual utility as diagnostics capable of recognising Zika virus subtypes and may… Read More »

Things to know about HIV/AIDS

Isn’t it frightening to know that according to WHO data from 2017, approximately 36.9 million people are living with HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus) currently in the world? Certainly, this data makes HIV, a major health issue. December 1 is marked as World AIDS Day to raise awareness about this epidemic. This year, its theme is ‘know… Read More »

Yo-yo dieting can be fatal, claims study

Yo-yo dieting, or weight cycling, or the cyclical loss and gain of weight is associated with a higher death risk, researchers have warned. A study found that this form of dieting leads to adverse health outcomes and 80 per cent of people who lose weight gradually regain either the same weight or even more than they… Read More »

Let children see a healthy conflict, it can help them cope with negative emotions, claims study

According to a new research showing conflict and negative emotions in front of children is in fact healthy. Expressing a healthy conflict, from start to resolution in front of children can help tamp the negative expressions down. A research published by the journal of emotion was conducted on 109 mothers/fathers with their children in San Francisco. The sample… Read More »

Researchers: Parasites cause sleeping sickness in people

In a recent study, researchers have discovered how parasites, which causes sleeping sickness, initiate a physical change in order to spread the disease. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh analysed a decade-long puzzle about the behaviour of the parasites spread by the bite of the tsetse fly. They found that the parasites release enzymes, called peptidases,… Read More »

Researchers: Brain stimulation may relieve depression symptoms

Turns out, analysing the stimulation of the brain functions might relieve depression symptoms in people. The researchers at the University of California recruited 25 patients, who reported minimal to severe symptoms of depression, and asked them to report their mood several times a day using a tablet-based app while they were in the hospital awaiting surgery. This allowed the… Read More »

Miscarriage might be linked to heart disease risk, claims study

Women who experience miscarriages or pregnancy loss and do not have children are at greater risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease and stroke, compared with women who have only one or two children, says a new study. It could be because repeated pregnancies could result in long-lasting changes within the body including weight… Read More »